NOC President wants value for money
November 5, 2013
NOC President wants value for money

President of the St Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee Trevor Bailey wants to see greater returns for the money spent by his organisation on several courses.{{more}}

Bailey made his feelings known as he addressed the opening ceremony of an International Table Tennis Federation PTTI Coaching Course, last Thursday afternoon at the West St George Secondary School.

A concerned sounding Bailey directed his sentiments to 15 of 30 prospective coaches who were in attendance.

The NOC president revealed that within the last 25 years, his organistion has trained over 2,000 coaches and in excess of 200 administrators.

The courses are funded by the International Olympic Committee, through one of its arms – Olympic Solidarity.

And, the St Vincent and the Grenadines Table Tennis Association has been the recipient of several courses over the year as well. However, Bailey is not pleased that with the training of so many persons among the various disciplines, there has not been a commensurate number of medals at international meets.

“We need medals; we need podium finishes,” Bailey lamented.

He noted that despite gaining medals at the recent CAC Games in Mexico, in which Kineke Alexander copped gold in the 200 m, and at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India where Natasha Mayers fortuitously won a gold, more can be achieved.

Bailey compared St Vincent and the Grenadines with other territories in the region, stating “They are human beings just like us”.

This latest course put on by the NOC runs until November 9, and has as its facilitator/conductor Georg Silberschdmist of Switzerland. (RT)